Radiobiology

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 3773  Section Number: x12

Fall 2015

Location: Online

Classroom Number: Internet course

Days & Times:

There are no scheduled class dates and times.



Course Attachments

summer hours  Summer14(NEW)-20140613-100118.doc

Syllabus  New Syllabus Fall 14-20140613-100410.pdf

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Robert Comello   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

 

  1. Explain the effects of radiation exposure on biological systems.
  2. Describe the biophysical mechanisms of radiation damage and the somatic and genetic effects of radiation exposure on humans.
  3. State typical dose ranges for routine radiographic procedures
  4. Explain basic methods and instruments for radiation monitoring, detection and measurement
  5. Identify methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive radiation exposure
  6. Apply appropriate radiation protection practices.

 

Unit objectives are located at the beginning of each chapter of the text. Please utilize these to assist you in your study of the unit materials.  


Course Expectations

Teaching Strategies

Independent reading assignments, Desire to Learn (D2L) open book unit quizzes, discussion board activities, development of an annotated bibliography, and a proctored, comprehensive final examination within D2L.

 

Evaluation

           Unit Quizzes                                 30%

            Annotated Bibliography             20%

            Discussion Participation          15%

            Comprehensive Final Exam    35%


Grading Standards

 

A

90 -100

B

80 -89

C

70 -79

D

60 -69

F

59 or less  

 

**Please note this course requires a grade of “C” (70) or better in order to be considered passing.** This instructor does NOT round up the final grade average.

 


Final Exam12/3/2015  7 am

Submission Format Policy

Submission of ant assignment related to this course will be through the course drop box only.

Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. See the course calendar in the syllabus and within D2L for specific information about activities and due dates. This course is designed to give adequate time to complete all assignments and quizzes in a timely manner. It is NOT recommended that you wait until the last minute to submit an assignment, quiz or discussion board post. Technical problems can occur. If you wait until the last minute and you run into a problem, DO NOT send anything to me as an e-mail attachment. I will not accept it and a grade of zero will be recorded for that activity.

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations for books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph known as the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.

First, locate and record citations for three (3) peer-reviewed articles in scholarly academic journals that contain information relevant to this course (ionizing radiation, biological effects, etc.). All three articles should have a common theme. These three articles must be published within the last five years. Cite the article using the proper APA format.

Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. You must also discuss one of the following for each annotation:

  • Evaluate the authority or background of the author.
  • Comment on the intended audience.
  • Compare or contrast this work with another you cited.
  • Explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic.

 

More information, the rubric, resources, and the due date are available within D2L under “Course Resources” and “Annotated Bibliography.” This assignment is due on the date listed in the course calendar. All submissions are considered complete and will be graded as such. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of zero (0) will be recorded.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Any student that missed a quiz expiration date will not be allowed to take the quiz once the time has expired. If this happens, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for that quiz. If a student misses a deadline for an activity or assignment, that assignment/activity will not be graded and a grade of zero (0) will be given. Emergencies do occur and they will be dealt with on an individual basis. Do not inform me of personal emergencies after the deadlines/due dates and expiration dates have passed.

DO NOT WRITE TO ME AND ASK IF I WILL ACCEPT A LATE ASSIGNMENT. I WILL NOT.

  


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

This is an internet based course. The student is responsible for maintaining structure and flow to this course.


Other Policies

Special Needs:

In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals.  A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information.  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved.  If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution.  The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108. 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.